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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Oct 24, 2010 9:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: continued curiousity

What are your favorite singer songwriter tandems of all time! No need to mention the obvious choice here of Hunter and Garcia, unless you feel the need I suppose!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 25, 2010 6:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: continued curiousity

I know this isn't what you meant, BUT I still think it's a good example (one writes, one plays):

Dylan/Byrds

Though I like BD's take on many songs, I often liked how the Byrds did particular ones of his better.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Oct 25, 2010 7:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: continued curiousity

I am surprise you didn't mention Jack Bruce/Pete Brown !

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 25, 2010 8:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: continued curiousity

I do like what they did, of course, but it's primarily musical; I think the lyrics are great for the time period, but I don't think one could put them up there with the all time greats...a bit too much focus on the "imagery snipets" angle or straight up 60s angst/love/etc...good for sure, but limited.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Oct 25, 2010 10:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: continued curiousity

You are correct , but I was "yanking your chain" a little ( from a fellow Cream fan ). Another lyrics one guy, music another would be any of the Robert Fripp/lyricists combos, over the years . Anything you could say about "imagery snippets" goes double for Pete Sinfield , they lyracist for the first 4 King Crimson albums !

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 25, 2010 1:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: continued curiousity

Oh yeah, fig'd you were doing that...and yep, the "imagery snipets" term we just coined (I think we did?) is, at least for me, a perfect term to describe what some do in the lyrics dept, and sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't (duh, I guess). I'd put our own RHunter near the top for the style when we think of CCSun, etc. Of course, he can do so much more.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Oct 26, 2010 6:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: continued curiousity

oddly enough, i was listening to the Byrds playing a Dylan tune when i started this thread.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Oct 25, 2010 9:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: continued curiousity

Not to show my age or anything, but: Rodgers and Hart - Rodgers and Hammerstein - Holland, Dozier, Holland.

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Oct 25, 2010 6:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: continued curiousity

Jim Steinman/MeatLoaf
Bernie Taupin/Elton John


TOOTMO

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Oct 25, 2010 2:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: continued curiousity

Simon & Garfunkel
Lennon/McCartney
The Everly Brothers
Jagger/Richards
Goffin/King
Leiber and Stoller,

This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2010-10-25 09:01:22

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Oct 25, 2010 9:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: continued curiousity

Hey SkyDawg, help me out here. I never knew the Everlys wrote songs. I thought they hated each other. Makes for interesting tunes. :)

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Poster: Yankee9 Date: Oct 24, 2010 11:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: continued curiousity

Without a doubt, it would be Donald Fagen and Walter Becker for me.

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Oct 24, 2010 11:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: continued curiousity

Muddy Waters / Willie Dixon
June Carter / Johnny Cash
Dan Penn / Chips Moman
Dan Penn / Spooner Oldham
Lennon / McCartney
Gerry Goffin / Carole King
Allen Toussaint / Naomi Neville

to name just a few . . .

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Oct 25, 2010 12:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: continued curiousity

I find this tough, because beyond the obvious my favorite songwriters just are NOT teams.

Loudon Wainwright
Bob Dylan
Joni Mitchell
Ray Davies
John Prine
Steve Goodman
Leonard Cohen
Nick Lowe
Cat Stevens
Neil Young
Thomas Dolby
Warren Zevon
Paul Westerberg

No-one's gonna like this, but for songwriting teams, in my book very few can approach Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe of the Pet Shop Boys. They are usually very clever, often hilarious, and always 100% danceable.

30 years ago I would have said John/Taupin, but my opinion of Bernie has changed a lot over the years. I think he's a hack who got lucky a few times, and who just happened to be teamed with one of the best pop song writers (and voices) of the century. No offense.

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Poster: Hal R Date: Oct 25, 2010 2:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: continued curiousity

SkyDawg pretty much covers it. What no Weir/Barlow metions?

As for singer/songwriters my list would be

Robert Johnson
Woody Guthrie
Bob Dylan
John Prine
Gram Parsons
Steve Earle
Greg Brown
Buddy Miller
Phil Ochs
Donovan
Darrell Scott
Elmore James
Lou Reed
Neil Young

and of course Mr. Pete Townshend

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Oct 26, 2010 5:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: continued curiousity

Dawg does hit pretty much alot of the big ones. S&G and Lennon / McCartney were the first to pop into my mind.
He left off Holland/Dozier/Holland, which someone else mentioned.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Oct 25, 2010 1:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: continued curiousity

oh, and of course Fagen/Becker. What was I thinking?

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